Cornelia “Connie” Calcaterra and husband/guitarist Frank, lead Tampa, Florida’s DieAlps! (translated: The Alps!, pronounced dee-alps), a band that is quickly becoming one of the southern U.S.’s most beloved acts.
Earlier this year, the band released their debut full-length, Our City, via New Granada Records. Self-recorded, engineered and produced by Frank at Tampa’s Atomic Audio, the album swerves across rock, surf and ballad lanes, occasionally settling back into their waltzy roots.
Today, the band shares their video for “Trust Me” with Ghettoblaster (below). This is what director Palmer Homes had to say about it.
“The video concept really plays with the idea of trust and vulnerability. In this day and age, security is a hard thing to find and we see time and time again that powerful people all around the world exploit this vulnerability as a way to control people. Luring them into a false sense of security that’s never really known until it’s too late. The band really wanted to tell that story in a compelling way and I think this music video does that in a way that hits a little too close to home for all of us.”
Co-vocalist, guitarist Frank Calcaterra had this to say:
“We filmed the video in 14 long hours with some very talented individuals including Palmer Holmes, Javi Fick and his amazing crew, as well as some great friends who were willing to donate their time – notably our lead actress Erin Robbins who killed it at her first ever acting endeavor, and of course our ruthless cult leader Arley Smude. ‘Trust Me’ touches on those who find themselves in powerful positions, yet choose to use it as a means of furthering their own prosperity, rather than for the benefit of humanity.”
The band’s next show is Friday, November 17, at the Et Cultura Music/Film/Interactive Festival, with Slowdive, Son Volt, The Budos Band, etc. and opening for Waxahatchee & Ought.)